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August 30
Dental Hygiene Screening

​Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene Program Looking for Patients

Yakima Campus - Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, September 22, 2016. They request patients between 18 and 45 years of age and who have not had a professional teeth cleaning for 5 or more years. Prospective patients may call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. YVC's Dental Hygiene Program is located in the Weston D. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic at 1015 S. 16th Ave, Yakima, 98902. ​

To learn more about the YVC Dental Hygiene Program, visit:

August 30
Summer 2016 Graduates

​Yakima, Washington - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Summer Quarter 2016. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees.

General Education Requirements: A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must have:

  1. A minimum of 90 quarter credits; some professional/technical degrees require more.

  2. A cumulative college-level grade point average of 2.0 or higher at YVC.

  3. A minimum of 30 credits completed at YVC.

General Education in Transfer and BAS Degrees (60+ credits)

General education in the transfer and BAS degrees introduces students to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge—communication, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and quantitative.

General Education Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees and Certificates (45+ credits)

In order to be awarded an applied science degree or certificate, students must complete courses covering three related instructional areas: computation, communication, and human relations. Specific courses are required that will fulfill these competencies. The curriculum in professional/technical areas is competency based and has been developed to meet industry-wide skills standards.​

For more information about YVC degrees and certificates visit

YVC-graduate list_summer 2016.docx

August 16
Toppenish Learning Center Grand Opening

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Toppenish, WA – Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration of the newly constructed Toppenish Learning Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:30am outside the main entrance located at 720 W. 3rd Avenue, Toppenish, Washington 98948.

An open house will follow providing the opportunity for the community to tour the building and register for classes. Fall quarter begins on September 19, 2016.

The new instructional building prepares students for entrance into college with programs such as High School 21+, GED Preparation, English as a Second Language, and Adult Basic Education. The building contains state of the art classrooms, testing rooms, faculty offices, and student gathering spaces.

The building was designed by Yakima firm BORArchitecture, PLLC and built by Yakima contractor M Sevigny Construction, Inc.​

Project Data

Gross Area:

7,092 square feet

Total Project Cost:

$2.5 million

Construction Timeline:

September 2015 -  April 2016



For more information contact 509.574.6870 or email

YVC Toppenish Learning Center_invite.pdf

August 15
Yakima Valley College Announces Interim Dean for Basic Skills and Grandview Campus

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Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce Mr. Marc Coomer has accepted the position of Interim Dean of Basic Skills and the Grandview Campus for the 2016-2017 academic year. Coomer's leadership will provide YVC the opportunity to continue to serve students while conducting a national search for the permanent dean. Coomer replaces Dr. Bryce Humpherys who left the college earlier this month after accepting a position at Big Bend Community College. ​

A seasoned administrator, Coomer has 30 years of experience working in higher education at YVC. In his past positions he oversaw TRiO Student Services, TRiO Upward Bound, Disability Support Services, and Tutoring. In addition, he serves on the Washington State TRiO Association Board (2011-present), is treasurer of the Disability Support Services Council (2013-present), peer reviewer for the Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (2000-present), and a member of Washington Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (2003-present).  Most recently he has served as the Assistant Dean of Support Programs, a position he has held since 2008. In addition to his years of experience, he has a M.Ed. In Administration and B.A. in Mathematics Education from Central Washington University.

August 11
Spring 2016 Honor Roll

Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President's or Dean's List for Spring Quarter 2016. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students.

Scholastic Standards

Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President's List or the Dean's List. Each of the students who meet the criteria for these designations will receive a letter and a certificate acknowledging this award. A notation of the award will also be placed on the student's permanent transcript.​

President's List

To receive the President's List designation, a student must earn both of the following:

1. A quarterly grade point average of 3.85 or higher.

2. A minimum of 12 graded credits (S and CR grades not included).

 YVC-spring 2016 honor roll_presidents list.docx

Dean's List

To receive the Dean's List designation, a student must earn both of the following:

1. A quarterly grade point average of 3.40-3.84.

2. A minimum of 12 graded credits (S and CR grades not included).

 YVC- spring 2016 honor roll_deans list.docx

Part-time Students

The college is aware that some of our part-time students have also achieved significant academic success while balancing full-time jobs, family responsibilities, and college studies. Part-time students are eligible each time they complete 12 credits at YVC and their GPA falls within the designated list for the quarter. Part-time students need to notify the Registration and Records Office each time they qualify. Dean's List and President's List notations will be posted on the transcript for the quarter in which the 12 credits are completed at YVC.​

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